Scholarships Change Lives


Many students today cannot afford the cost of a college education and rely on the availability of scholarships and other sources of financial aid to pursue their dream of achieving a college degree in their field of interest. The University of Akron is proud of its top-notch Department of Economics, whose alumni and friends are especially mindful of students' needs.

This fall we are launching the Economics Alumni Scholarship with the goal of offering support to deserving economics majors and to recruit well-qualified new majors into one of the Department's under-graduate programs. Our five-year goal is to build an Economics Alumni Scholarship endowment of $100,000. An endowment of this magnitude will permit the Department to award $5,000 in scholarships annually.  In our Department newsletter you can meet some of our majors and learn how scholarships even in modest amounts can help finance their education.

To donate go on-line to  Be sure to specify your gift be directed to the Economics Alumni Scholarship Fund or the Lung-ho Lin Scholarship Fund.

Many Thanks!

2011-2012 Lung-ho Lin Scholarship Awards

We congratulate Daniel Witmer and Samuel Hinkle who are this year's recipients of the Lung-ho Lin Memorial Scholarship in Economics.  Dr. Lin was a highly regarded professor and mentor who's legacy is being honored by this scholarship award.

Economics Students Win 2011-2012 Scholarship Award

Mrs. Betsy Whitmore Memorial Scholarship

Please join us in congratulating Simon Beck and Eric Tannehill, two economics department seniors who were selected to receive a scholarship award from the Mrs. Betsy Whitmore Memorial Scholarship fund for the fall 2011 semester. 

Mrs. Whitmore' family established the scholarship fund in 2011, from the many thoughtful memorial gifts received at Mrs. Whitmore’s passing.